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CODE LEGAL AID INC
27321 Hampden St., Madison Heights, MI 48071
Telephone: 248-543-5214. ext: 4007 Attorney on staff: Yes
DOJ accredited representative on staff: n/a
Eligibility Requirements: 125 percent of poverty level (flexible); State assistance
Contact: Nadine Yousif, Esq.
Email: nadinek@codelegalaid.com
Languages: English, Arabic, Aramaic
Counties: Oakland
Description: Citizenship Applications, 1-90 applications, family reunification (I-130, I-730). Naturalization and citizenship matters, unaccompanied minors, and farmworkers looking for legal help.

ARAB COMMUNITY CENTER FOR ECONOMIC & SOCIAL SERVICES (ACCESS)
6451 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI 48126
Telephone: (313) 945-8380
Fax: (313) 846-4713
Toll-Free: None
Web: www.accesscommunity.org
Attorney on staff: Limited
DOJ accredited representative on staff: Yes
Eligibility Requirements: N/A
Income: N/A
Languages: Multiple languages, particularly Arabic Counties: Southeast Michigan
Description: ACCESS has over 90 programs including social services, a health clinic, employment and training center, youth and education, and advocacy & civic engagement program, in addition to immigration services. Fee for immigration services with sliding scale for low-income clients.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN HISPANIC AND NEWCOMER OUTREACH
15945 Canal Rd.
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Attorney on staff: Monica Tay Belej
Telephone: (586) 416-2300, ext. 4023
Fax: (586) 416-2311
Languages Available: French, Spanish
Web: www.ccsem.org
Attorney on staff: Yes (Monica Tay Belej, Rebecca Olszewski)
DOJ accredited representative on staff: No
Eligibility Requirements: Income: 200% of poverty level
Contact: Maria Etienne, Director
Email: etiennemy@ccsem.org
Counties: Metro Detroit
Description: Immigration Legal Consultations, Naturalization, and Family Based Immigration Law.

COUNCIL OF ORGANIZATIONS OF ASIAN INDIANS IN MICHIGAN (COAIM)
38219 Ford Road
Westland, MI 48185
Telephone: (734) 722-1894
Fax: (734) 722-1894
Attorney on staff: No
DOJ accredited representative on staff: No
Eligibility Requirements: Based on need
Contact: Dr. Bhagwan Dashairya, Executive Director
Languages: English, Hindi
Counties: Southeastern Michigan
Description: Family relief, legal referrals, emergency help

LA SED
4138 W. Vernor Hwy. Detroit, MI 48209
Telephone: (313) 554-2025
Fax: (313) 554-2242
Toll-Free: None
Web: www.lasedinc.org Attorney on staff: Yes
DOJ accredited representative on staff: In progress Eligibility Requirements: None
Income: None
Contact: Carmen Muñoz, operation manager Languages: Spanish/English
Counties: Southwest Detroit, Wayne County Description: Translation services, social services, senior services, youth programs, adult education programs (ESL/Citizenship classes), health care navigator program
(Medicaid), immigration services, pro-bono legal consultation.

LATINO FAMILY SERVICES, INC.
1145 Lawndale
Detroit, MI 48209
Telephone: (313) 279-3232
Fax: (313) 416-1398
Toll-Free: None
Web: www.latinofamilyservices.com Attorney on staff: No
DOJ accredited representative on staff: No Eligibility Requirements: None
Income: None
Contact: Lidia Reyes Flores, Executive Director; Maricela Reyes, Intake Specialist

E-mail: LatinoFamilyServices1145@gmail.com Languages: Spanish
Counties: Zip codes: 48210, 48209, 48216, 48217 Description: Parent and Youth at risk activities; English as a
second language; Intake and referral; Administrative Legal services, Healthcare for the homeless; Veterans Assistance

PIAST INSTITUTE
11633 Joseph Campau Street Hamtramck, MI 48212
Telephone: (313) 733-4535 or (248) 760-7529
Or: (248) 366-7328
Toll-Free: None
Fax: (248) 671-0386
Attorney on staff: No
DOJ accredited representative on staff: Yes (2)
Eligibility Requirements: None
Income: N/A
Contact: Sandy Porter or Dawn MarLett
Languages: Polish, English
Counties: Services all communities, Statewide, all USA
Description: Family immigration cases. Citizenship. Asylum, VAWA, U Visas. Assists with language and communication problems within the community. Nominal fee or Pro Bono. H-B Visas, H-1 Visas, H-3 Visas.

SAMARITAS NEW AMERICANS (REFUGEE SERVICES)
2170 E. Big Beaver Rd. Ste. B Troy, MI 48083
Telephone: (248) 423-2790
Fax: (248) 519-5018
Toll-Free: None
Web: www.samaritas.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IamSamaritas/ https://www.facebook.com/samaritasnewamericans/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wearesamaritas Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamsamaritas
Attorney on staff: No
DOJ accredited representative on staff: Yes
Eligibility Requirements: No criminal background or asylum Income: N/A
Contacts: Mihaela Mitrofan, Program Manager E-mail: mmitr@samaritas.org
Contacts: Vesna Cizmic, Program Manager E-mail: vcizm@samaritas.org
Languages: Arabic, Assyrian, Chaldean, French, Korean, Kurdish, Nepali, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Swahili and Turkish
Counties: Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, Wayne, Calhoun, Kent, Genesee
Description: Resettlement and Integration, Job Training and Placement, English Language Training, School Impact, Immigration, Translation and Interpretation, Behavioral Health Services, and Transportation.
Nominal fees for services. Donations Accepted.

MICHIGAN UNITED (EAST)
40405 Wesson St
Detroit, MI 48210
Telephone: (248) 5094430
Fax: (313) 7824854
Toll-Free: None
Web: www.miunited.org Attorney on staff: No
DOJ accredited representative on staff: Yes Eligibility Requirements:
Income:
Contact: Diego Bonesatti E-Mail: diego@miunited.org
Contact: Amanda Youssef E-Mail: Amanda@miunited.org Phone: 313-433-6548
Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic
Counties: Southeast Michigan
Description: Naturalization, DACA, and consultations

SOUTHWEST DETROIT IMMIGRANT AND
REFUGEE CENTER (SWIRC)

17375 Harper Ave, Suite 24124
Detroit, MI 48224
Telephone: (313) 437-1550
Fax: (313) 881-2903
Toll-Free: None
Web: www.detimmigrantcenter.com
Attorney on staff: Yes
Eligibility Requirements: None
Income: N/A
Contact: Kevin Piecuch
E-mail: kevin@detimmigrantcenter.com
Languages: English, Spanish
Description: SWIRC provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrants, refugees and persons from disadvantaged communities throughout southeast Michigan. Sponsors three, weekly free legal clinics (Pontiac, SW Detroit, eastside Detroit). Immigration cases handled include visa applications, removal defense (including incarcerated persons), adjustment of status, and other cases. Also accepts wide range of civil, family, criminal and probate cases.

UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY SCHOOL OF LAW – IMMIGRATION LAW CLINIC
Office Location: George J. Asher Law Clinic Center 585 E. Larned St. Detroit, MI 48226
Telephone: (313) 596-0262
Fax: (313) 596-0280
Web: http://www.law.udmercy.edu/index.php/academics1/clinics
Attorney on staff: Yes
DOJ accredited representative on staff: No
Eligibility Requirements: Income: 125% of federal poverty level
Contact: Alex Vernon. Assistant Professor and Director, of Immigration Law Clinic
Languages: Spanish, Arabic, Chaldean, Russian, Albanian, and French
Counties: All of Michigan
Description: Wide range representation, from forms processing to 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in deportation and exclusion proceedings. Provides advice and referrals; asylum; immigrant and non-immigrant visas; family-based applications; handles appeals of immigration cases; conducts community education and training. Does not represent clients with criminal convictions. Mercado hours: Thursday 1-7pm at 2856 Bagley, Detroit, MI 48209.

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL – ASYLUM & IMMIGRATION LAW CLINIC
471 W. Palmer Avenue Detroit, MI 48202
Telephone: (313) 577-0686
Fax: (313) 577-9016
Web: http://law.wayne.edu/academics/immigration-clinic.php
Attorney on staff: Yes
DOJ accredited representative on staff: No
Eligibility Requirements: Indigent/low income
Income: 125% federal poverty line or case by case
Contact: Sabrina Balgamwalla, Director/Assistant Professor
Language: None on staff but will find interpreters (including French, Spanish, Arabic & African languages)
Description: Student law clinic- Asylum, T Visas, removal defense, bond. Will consider detained cases as resources permit. Representation provided by law students under the supervision of a licensed attorney. Open for new cases prior to the start of each semester (August for Fall semester, December for Winter semester).

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